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JANUS et Cie Outside Sales Specialist/Key Account Manager Japan, JP - Japan



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For more than 40 years, JANUS et Cie has been an industry leader in design-driven furnishings for the outdoors, each product the result of the passion, commitment and the collective enthusiasm of our dedicated team of individuals. With an expertise in understanding specific design challenges and a passion for creative problem-solving, we are proud to collaborate with our contract, hospitality and residential clients to develop personalized solutions through a shared focus on innovation and service.

The continuous development of our brand is supported by what we believe to be our most valuable assets: our people. Enthusiastic experts at the forefront of emerging concepts and industry trends, our company is driven by a culture of creativity, collaboration and curiosity. Our team at JANUS et Cie is comprised of individuals who share a high commitment to personal achievement, who enjoy constantly learning, and whose talents are nurtured and developed through a supportive, energetic workplace with a longstanding position in the luxury furniture market.

Outstanding quality, superior craftsmanship and excellence is paramount at JANUS et Cie and our product reflects our unified mission: rooted in tradition, heritage and craft, yet equally dedicated to innovative materials and progressive engineering. Acclaimed by the most discriminating designers, architects and juried competitions, our powerful body of work has inspired for decades a demand for beautifully imagined furnishings to be used both indoors and out, and has influenced an entire industry in the process.

JANUS et Cie currently has an opening for an

Outside Sales Specialist/Key Account Manager

to be based out of Japan and working from a home office

Under the direction of the Vice President of Asia Pacific, the Key Account Manager - Japan will actively develop markets across the region.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Service existing clients in the region for hospitality, contract, residential and design-develop the markets across the region
  • Develop new sales leads
  • Manage closing of contracts and standards programs
  • Present to key decision makers, influencers, as well as a strong, high-level network (architects, interior designers, hospitality operators and owners) in the high-end furniture industry in Japan
  • Drive repeat business and new business development through partnerships and industry contacts
  • Meet monthly, quarterly and yearly sales goals
  • Other duties as needed

The ideal candidate will have the following combination of education, experience and skills:

  • 3+ years of proven success in a similar position in the region, ideally with high-end hospitality or residential sales. Furniture Industry knowledge is a plus.
  • Great business acumen and ability to develop relationships at all organizational levels
  • Experience and a sensibility to work effectively within a multicultural environment
  • Strong hunter mentality and ability to develop new business relationships
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • High-level proficiency with computers and new technology
  • Medium to extensive travel activity required
  • B.A. degree or higher preferred
  • Excellent English and fluency in Japanese required. Additional language skills, relevant to the region are a plus
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft suite of programs (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Qualified candidates who are eager to embrace the design-driven, inspiring culture at a stable, growth-oriented company are encouraged to apply.

JANUS et Cie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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